Adervertising No-No: Flyer Baggies (w/rocks)

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LoneStarLawn, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    To me this is bad advertising. Not only does it look bad, but it is considered littering.

    I think people use this method because it is the fastest and easiest (delivering) method. I think it is tacky and lazy to be honest with you. Save the time spent on putting rocks in each bag and actually take the flyer to the doors and get some good exercise.

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  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Are you sure that just wasnt a sample of what was being solicited??? LOL!!!

    Seriously though. Wasnt their someone who was exctatic on how well this idea worked for them last spring when the topic was up then about putting out flyers???
     
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was discussed and used by someone here. That would be my first thought, it's littering. There's enough of a chance when a flyer blows off a paper box let alone the item starting on the ground. Hey, to each his own.
     
  4. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    I've received a few of those and just wish I could return them to the sender in the same fashion.
     
  5. Trash!!

    What is worse that or BIZ card with paper clips on them?
     
  6. A guy has been doing this trash in our neighborhood for 5 years.
    Either he is one stubborn sob or it is working.:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  7. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Posts: 166

    Looks like what you find when you empty trash cans in the park!
    The operator needs to work on his image.....if it was fancy and sat there like a mini billboard we'd like it!!!!;)
     
  8. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Looks like a dope bag! No really that doesnt look good at all and 99% will be thrown out for it looks like trash. We have door hangers made up by Nebs and put them on house doors or thumb tac them to post on mailbox not to upset the postmaster!
     
  9. fshrdan

    fshrdan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I don't know guys, I did this my first couple of years and it worked great. In fact, I'd probably do it again. Granted mine had rigid postcards the same size as the ziplock bag, and a few deco pebbles, it looked really good I thought.

    In fact I had 2 customers in a flyer saturated area who said they saved my flyer just because they thought it was a creative approach.
     
  10. Good proof of how the different areas produce different results with different methods.
     

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